Blenheim Mk.I L1476 of No.64 Sqn RAF crashed on Sykes Moor 30th January 1939 while on a training flight from RAF Church Fenton near Tadcaster
|Stanley John Daly Robinson||Pilot Officer||Pilot||Killed|
|Jack Elliott Thomas||Acting Pilot Officer||Passenger||Killed|
The crew had taken off from Church Fenton to carryout a local flying exercise, both of the crew where fairly new to the Squadron and Church Fenton so were familiarising themselves with the surrounding area. P/O Stanley Robinson had been awarded his wings 19 months earlier in June 1937 and had flown for a total of 300 hours. The aircraft failed to return from the exercise and was reported missing, it was on the 12th February 1939 a full two weeks since the aircraft disappeared, that the wreck was discovered by a member of a local walking club who was trying to catch up with his party. The aircraft had dived into the ground killing both crew instantly. In 1991 the memorial shown in the photo below was placed at the site.